By COLlive staff
The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf brand, one of the world’s leading roasters and retailers of specialty coffee and tea, celebrates its return to the New York metropolitan area on Sunday.
The branch opened today in Brooklyn’s Fort Greene neighborhood at 5 Greene Ave., featuring a uniquely Brooklyn vibe with a private outdoor lounge and dining space.
It will be open with limited contact health and safety protocols, allowing guests to order ahead through The Coffee Bean Rewards app and delivery through third-party vendors, including Postmates and DoorDash.
The store is under kosher certification. “All items including syrups, powders and baked goods etc. are Cholov Stam,” stated Rabbi Naphtali Burnstein, administrator of Star-D, a partnership between the National Council of Young Israel and the STAR-K agency.
While the beverages and pastries are not Cholov Yisroel, COLlive.com was told that they carry an entire selection of pre-packaged fresh foods that are Cholov Yisroel such as egg and hash burrito, broccoli cheese quiche, yogurt parfait and overnight oats. They also have pareve items such as salads and wraps.
“The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf brand continues to maintain a steady growth rate, even with the impact of current events,” said Peter Vavra, Director of Franchise Operations for the brand. “New York City is a competitive and highly desirable market for any coffee retailer and our opening today in New York underscores our commitment to bringing our beloved beverages to more guests and demonstrates our strength as a leading roaster and retailer of coffee and tea.”
Franchise partner Hudson River Coffee & Tea will develop The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf stores across the New York Metro area with a second Brooklyn location scheduled to open by end of year.
“New Yorkers have something to be excited about today,” said Mark Feit, Director of Development for Hudson River Coffee & Tea. “The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf brand has been serving innovative and beloved beverages for nearly 60 years, and we are thrilled that now New Yorkers can enjoy them as well.”
The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf
5 Greene Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238
Daily Hours: 7:00 AM – 8:00 PM